Imps motorcycle display team win Queens award

Imps motorcycle display team has been given the Queens award for Voluntary Services

Imps motorcycle display team win Queens award

THE world-famous Imps motorcycle display team has been given the prestigious Queens award for Voluntary Services.

The team, now in their fifteenth year, is based in East Ham and is among 230 charities and social enterprise groups to receive the award, which is in recognition of the organisation's noble community work, which has benefited more than 2,500 underprivileged children over the years.

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Founder and team director Roy Pratt MBE said:

“I thank The Queens Awards for this recognition on behalf of so many volunteers who have given so much of themselves throughout our history.

“It is a real honour to be recognised for doing what we love to do, particularly in our golden anniversary year.”

A statement on the Imps website reads:

‘We are delighted to announce that in our fiftieth year we have been given The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. This is a major accolade for everyone who has given so much for this charity over the last fifty years, not least it’s founder Roy Pratt MBE and Brian Stewart. Their dedication, leadership, and hard work have made it possible to positively impact the lives of more than 2,500 underprivileged children from the East End of London, during this time. Thank you to all members of the Imps family, past and present; including Hackey Adventure Holiday Project Watch Leaders and Councillors, all staff and chaperones, and all of the children through the ages.’

The team are well known for their crowd-pleasing stunts and displays of incredibly accurate riding. They have displayed at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and International events around the world. For over forty years The Imps have performed around the world to millions of people.

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